Friday, August 23, 2013

Book Boyfriend Friday Jesse Ward

JESSE WARD  from the THIS MAN SERIES                             By: Jodi Ellen Malpas

Happy Friday ladies! This weeks leading man is a HOT hunk of a man. A man that makes eating peanut butter out of the jar hot.  I know some of you haven't read the This man series yet but seriously what are you waiting for?? Run go now open your Kindles and Nooks and buy buy buy!! 

Author Anna Applegate and I had a chance to chat and she has a certain yummy man in her head and since she is a huge fan of our book boyfriend Fridays well this week her pick is up first!

“Does someone need a reminder?” 
― Jodi Ellen MalpasThis Man

“Alcohol makes for loose lips and loose lips sink ships.” 
― Jodi Ellen MalpasThis Man

“You’ll always need me, Ava. I’m going to make sure of it. Now, let’s see if we can fuck some sense into you.” 
― Jodi Ellen MalpasThis Man

“Are we not friends?’ I ask. My voice is breathy and desperate.
‘Not properly, but we will be soon, baby.” 
― Jodi Ellen MalpasThis Man

Now Book Bitch Ashleigh has her own ideas of who Jesse Ward should be now I agree that all these men are hot but still not the Jesse Ward I see in my head. She and Anna agree on the hottie above too!

“Sensual, intimate, luxurious, stimulating, invigorating.....” 
― Jodi Ellen MalpasThis Man

“He’s intense, quite volatile, incredibly self-assured and extremely rich. Oh, and he’s wild in the sex department. But that’s all I know. I don’t even know how old he is.” 
― Jodi Ellen MalpasThis Man

“I'm just sampling what's on offer before I decide on what to invest in.” 
― Jodi Ellen MalpasThis Man

Now my pick for Jesse Ward is one hot man! His eyes, his body and his VOICE oh man this mans voice .  He is now one of the rumored top picks for 50 shades of grey movie. 

“Fucking hell! Jesse's a member of the hot gang.” 
― Jodi Ellen MalpasThis Man

“This man’s fierceness is addictive, his tenderness sweet and his body beyond perfection. He’s the perfect mix of maleness. I’m in some serious deep, deep shit.” 
― Jodi Ellen MalpasThis Man

This voice omg I love it but not as much as his american deep throaty raspy voice from Pacific rim and Sons of Anrachy

“He’s the epitome of bad boy, if slightly older. He’s hazardous, enigmatic and completely addictive.” 
― Jodi Ellen MalpasThis Man

“Today I found out how old you are... and that you don't like being hand-cuffed.” 
― Jodi Ellen MalpasThis Man Confessed

“Ask if they have peanut butter.”
Jodi Ellen Malpas, Beneath This Man

I hope you all enjoyed the eye candy as much as I did if you didn't see your man this week no worries just remember Gunner Mathews is next week and if you want to see your Gunner up with ours get your emails to me by Thurs the 29th and I will add your pick!!  Have a great day and GO BUY  The This Man series if you dont have it already! ~Book Bitch Stephenie~

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Two Romantic and Two suspenseful by Harmony Stalter

This week has been a fun week for me doing cover reveals and author interviews and reading friends work.  This Review is for a good friend I met her thru her mom we worked together at a Eckerd Youth Alternatives at Camp E-Kel Etu for about 5 yrs and we have stayed in touch since then I have gotten to know Harmony more.

             Two Romantic and Two suspenseful 

Two Romantic, Two Suspenseful has four very different short stories. 

The Former Student - A shy girl returns to her school to see the teacher she has always had a crush on still there. When fantasy becomes a reality for them both, the teacher becomes the student.

 The Stolen Child - A mother chooses to ignore the warning given to her by a strange and mysterious woman. When her child is taken, it becomes a race against time to rescue the child alive.

 My Death- A woman chooses to put her career first, but at what consequence. Witness the accounts of a break up gone terribly wrong. 

Dancing the Night Away - Two people, who have been hurt countless times, finally find love in the unlikeliest of places.

Lets start off by saying Harmony warned me these were short stories lol now im not a huge fan of short stories because they always leave things undone and leave me with questions and this festers and BUGS ME!! I loved her short stories I really hope she decides to add to one or all of them and make them full size as I call it . Harmony has great talent and I hope to see her publish more !!! I know im not doing a great review here lol but really its short stories the synopsis above say it all and you know i dont do spoilers in at all in any of my reviews!! I can tell you this is a great lunch break dinner break or you have 20 mins to kill and need a read.  I will warn you each story when I hit the last sentence I wanted more .  So Harmony this is my way of publicly telling you to write me MORE !!! 


Twitter: @writer247 

Whats Up Wednesday for 8/21- 8/31

Happy Wednesday everyone!  So this week we have a few things going on on our blog page.  We will have lots of book reviews by this weekend I am so far behind on posting my mission this Friday is to write them all up and sat will be the big day of reviews.  This weeks book boyfriend is Jesse Ward from the This Man series by Jodi Ellen Malpas.

This week if you want to have a chance to have your man featured in our book boy friend Friday you will need to email me your dream guy and a short reason why and those who do this and email me at by Thursday 8/22 11:59pm EST will have a spot on our book boyfriend Friday!! 

Reviews coming up are :

Smash into Me  by Shelly Crane (Book Bitch Melissa)

Contessa by Lori Otto (Book Bitch Stephenie)

 Two Romantic Two suspenseful by Harmony Stalter (Book Bitch Stephenie)

Good by S. Walden (Book Bitch Stephenie)

Mid Life Love by Whitney Garcia Williams (Book Bitch Stephenie)

Forever My Girl by Heidi Mclaughlin (Book Bitch Chauna)

I'll Be Here by Autumn Doughton ( Book Bitch Melissa)

We may have more review posts but these are our confirmed ones :)

Author Spotlight 

 NK Smith 
author of Are You Mine?

Next weeks Book Boyfriend will Be Gunner Mathews to Celebrate Kelly Elliott's Release of Faithful book 3 of the Wanted Series.

I hope you all have a great next two weeks and enjoy our posts.  We have some exciting things in store for you all in the up coming months September will feature  Author spotlight Sunday.  Every Sunday we will showcase a new author for all of you to meet. We also will have a weekly post about new releases from Amazon whats on sale and whats free.  You may see fewer blog tours on our page.. we want to make our readers happy and so that means giving you what you want and these were the things you asked for so that's what we are doing !  Thanks for all your input the last 4 months we have had a blast with this !!

Please feel free to contact us via facebook message or by our email if you have questions review requests or suggestions.

The SMBB gals  Stephenie, Melissa, Ashleigh and Chauna <3

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cover Reveal Whiskey Lullaby By Dawn Martens & Emily Minton

Book Info:
Title: Whiskey Lullaby
Authors: Dawn Marten & Emily Minton

Blurb: Julie Walker thought she found true love with Jase. Until he betrayed her in the worst way, with one of her best friends. Devastated and heartbroken she runs away, leaving behind her family and friends. She starts a new life filled with secrets.
When Julie meets Dean, she thinks he is the answer to all her prayers, but Dean isn’t who she thinks he is.
Jase Gibson is a player. Even when he had the girl of his dreams, he still played. When he lost Julie, his life fell apart. He turned to whiskey and women, to fill the void. But, only Julie will ever make him whole.
Nine years later, Julie's back home, but she’s not alone. What will happen when all of Julie's secrets are uncovered?
Jase vowed that if he ever got her back, he would do right by her and never let her go. Will he let Julie's secret keep them apart?
When Julie's ex-husband refuses to be her ex, Jase must choose to help her or hang on to his anger.
Jase and Julie have to find a way to give their whiskey lullaby a happy ending.

Expected Publication Date: September 30, 2013

About The Authors:
Author Picture:

Author Bio:  Dawn Martens: I'm Dawn. I co-wrote a two books (Chase and Kade) with fellow author Chantal Fernando, in the Resisting Love. We went solo on three of the books, she wrote Ryder, and she is writing James, and I'm writing Derek.
Also working on a book currently with my friend Isabella Bearden, called A Second Chance!
AND I'm currently writing a book with good friend Emily Minton called Whiskey Lullaby.
I drink too much, Swear too much, and Read too much. Yes I read too much. I don't have a filter, and I tend to speak before I think.
I'm a beta reader for many authors, I'm on a few authors ARC list, because apparently I'm THAT awesome. ;) And I also edit. Not a professional, but I do help a few with that.
I have two children, 5&2, and have another on the way. They bug the shit outta me, but hey, that's what kids are supposed to do. ;) Married since 2007. He's amazing, but he's also a bigger pain in my ass than my kids are.
I love to read, and I love being able to write stories that *I* want to read!
I couldn't do this without the help of some very special friends!

Author Social Media Links:

About the Author:
I'm Emily.  I am the proud mother of two lovable but irritating teenagers. I have been married for over twenty years, but I would gladly trade my husband for Tatumn Jackson any day!
If you are wondering who that is, you need to read Sweet Dreams by KA now. Kristen Ashley is my queen!
I love to read.  I am a complete mommy porn junkie!  I have more books on my kindle than most people could read in a lifetime, but I will get to them all eventually!
I am also an avid blogger.  I love to share my favorite books and pimp my favorite authors.
I hope you all enjoy Whiskey Lullaby!



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Tell Me Im Dreaming (The Kali Lockton Trilogy, #2) Cover Reveal By J.L Durfey

I am so excited for you all to read J.L Durfey's new book coming in Sept.  I am one of the lucky few to beta read it and I swear I had it done in a day and a half and spent countless hours discussing all the crazy things that happen thru out the book with a few other betas.  This cover is amazing as well!! So keep your eyes peeled we will let you know when it is live on amazon!!

      Title: Tell Me I'm Dreaming (The Kali Lockton Trilogy, #2)
                                        Author: JL Durfey
                          Publication date: September 18, 2013

Seeing things before they happen has made twenty-four year old Kali Lockton quite the celebrity in the elemental world, only the attention is far from good. In fact, she lives each day with a target over her head. Her only defenses are her visions and Jared Miles, the man who holds her heart and has made it his duty to protect her from his own world.
When both of those things are jeopardized, Kali is forced to retreat from her safety net and put her trust in the dangerously sexy Alexander Payne, someone she’s always viewed as manipulative and self-serving.

Just when Kali believes her life couldn't unravel further, everything she’s known about herself, including her value to the elemental world, disintegrates with a few shocking revelations. Kali learns she is not only the key to an elemental king’s power, but that she carries the responsibility of the continued existence of worlds she’s learned to fear, people she’s never met, and the ones she loves dearly. But such responsibility never comes without a price.

Haven't read book 1 yet well you still have some time before book 2 hits amazon. Here is a link to Dreamer take a peek you wont be disappointed. Its only 99 pennies thats a steal and a great deal!
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~Explore a world of romance, heartfelt struggles, and the existence of alternate realities~

Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

The Kali Lockton Trilogy, Book 1      

At twenty-four years old, Kali Lockton has lived her life feeling alone. For a girl who has visions and in turn tries to prevent them from becoming real, social acceptance can be difficult if not near impossible to attain. After enduring years of ridicule and small town gossip, she finds her resiliency behind the thick figurative walls in which she's encased herself.

Everything changes when, starting a new life away from home, a vision brings her to the young, handsome detective, Jared Miles. For the first time in her life, she has someone who believes and is willing to take risks in order to help her change the inevitable future. Overtime, she finds herself allowing Jared into the depths of her seemingly impenetrable walls, so close to her heart.

When her normal visions turn into recurring, elusive, complicated, inconceivable things that threaten her very existence, she's forced to turn to him for answers. What she discovers is far more abstruse than anything she could have ever prepared for. To make things worse, she finds herself dangerously exposed in a world full of self-serving, evil beings who would love nothing more than to get their hands on her.

Despite this, nothing terrifies her more than releasing her suppressed feelings for a man she feels certain would never return her affections, a man who's not even human.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Cover Reveal, Giveaway and Interview with Anna Applegate Author of Protected

I have been a buzzing bug in Anna's ear for months now bugging her about her dream cast and giving her a bad time because her Idea of who James (her main hunk) and my Idea were so totally different and I spent hours sending her hot guy pictures trying to get her to change her mind ( evil Laugh) But Anna held strong but not all was lost on my part I got some good info out of her lol plus I am also one of her Beta readers so I already had an inside scoop.

So I have to share how these questions I asked Anna came about there was a sign up for hosting new authors and blogging about them so I went to the blog page and Totally read Anne Applegate as Anna Applegate I was so excited I signed up told Anna about it and she was lost ...clueless and didnt know what I was talking about so a few emails later as we chatted she explained to me that she wasn't part of that blogger thing ...yeah total fail on my part lol I still haven't herd back from that blog with answers to my questions for the author who must think either A im a stalker or B crazy lol. any who we both got a good laugh out of it and I still got Anna to answer them.

Stephenie : dream cast ....I know we have talked about it but who do you see playing all of your characters ?

Anna: This is such a tough question. I have such a vivid picture in my head of my characters that to try to choose actors to play them has been so difficult. I think I’ve got a pretty decent idea with the names below. Hopefully no one is too disappointed
James – Okay, I lied I don’t have a name. But there is a model on Shutterstock (and now on my book cover) that is the closest I’ve come to finding a person who looks similar. So I’m naming the model James Rymer in my head haha.

Ariya –  Teresa Palmer

Caroline – Jessica Stroup

Nick –  Max Irons

Riley – Matt Lanter

Emma – Isabel Lucas

Devon – Brant Dougherty

Stephenie : when you started writing this story did you have a outline or did you just let the characters story come as you wrote??

Anna: I let the characters story come as I wrote. I feel like I was experiencing the story just as my readers. I was surprised at some of the directions that the characters went. I just let them work out the story and wrote it out :)

Stephenie: who are your favorite paranormal authors?? did any of them inspire you to write this story??

Anna: I love HP Mallory. I think her stories are fun and unique. That’s what I love about stories. HP Mallory was actually a huge inspiration. I hadn’t known much about self-publishing but after reading her books and wanting to learn more about her as an author, I saw that was the route she took. I got her book about self-publishing and started reading it and realizing that if I wanted my story out there, I had a lot of work to do. I joined the HP Writing Group on Facebook and met my two writing partners there. It was through that book guide and then the relationships formed with them that I got the confidence to continue to pursue publishing my work.

I also really enjoy Amy Bartol’s Premonition Series and Amanda Hocking’s Trylle series. I’d have to say my other favorite paranormal author is JL Durfey – who happens to have done my cover! She is one of my writing partners and her stories are absolutely brilliant!

Stephenie : if you could sit down with 3 authors to discuss your story line, where you saw it going and to see what advise they could give you who would they be and why

Anna: Oh my goodness! Jane Austin for sure. I love her wit and her romance. Diana Gabeldon, because I love her historical aspect to her stories. I’d love to get her take on some of the ways I am incorporating history into the trilogy. Finally, probably EL James or Sylvia Day to help out with my romance scenes The trilogy progresses as Ariya “grows up” and to get a more new-adult take on things would be interesting!

Stephenie : do you have a play list you write to? Do you have a play list for this book?

Anna: I actually can’t write to music. I know it seems weird, so many people use music to write. I use music when I’m editing though and re-reading. When I’m first putting the thoughts out there I need quiet. There are a couple songs I listened to while editing that I loved for this book though! I might put together an actual playlist but here are a few I went through while editing:

1. Half Alive – Secondhand Serenade
2. I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons
3. The Great Escape – Exit 245 (James Madison University A capella group – that was my college )
4. Out Loud – Dispatch
5. Rule the World – Take That
6. Open Your Eyes – Snow Patrol

Stephenie : As a first time Author what was your biggest fear before you hit the publish button?

Anna: Oh man, there were a lot of fears before hitting that publish button. I think the biggest fear was the reaction to the book. I had a fear like, what they heck am I doing? How can I possibly be an author? When you work so hard and pour so much of yourself into something, it can be intimidating to share that with others. Sometimes, the book feels as personal as a diary so to let others into it is definitely a fear. But then, I just had to remind myself that I was happy with the story and there were some people who enjoyed it while beta reading ().

Stephenie: Now that you have hit that button and have published How do you feel??

Anna: It feels amazing. When I started my journey back in September 2012, I never thought I would actually get to this point. I feel like I’ve learned so much. Now, I can’t imagine NOT writing. It’s a stress reliever and I love creating something, another world. It’s a rush and I hope I can keep pushing out more books!

Stephenie: when can we look forward to the paperback version ??

Anna: I actually just decided to move forward with paperbacks I think I am going to get Protected edited one more time. I hope to have Book 2 (title will be revealed with the cover in the coming weeks) ready at the same time the book is released. Which I’m excited I just chose a release date but haven’t told anyone yet!! Stay tuned for that!!

Stephenie: what words of wisdom do you have for new authors out there??

Anna: The biggest thing is to not give up! I think if anyone has a dream, and they work hard, they can achieve it. I know that sounds super Disney of me But it’s true. I really think if you have a goal and determination, you’ll be amazed at what can be accomplished. The other thing, almost as important, is to believe in yourself.

Stephenie: Team R or Team J where do you stand ??? who do you love more and why??

Anna: Hmmm…I think I am Team James. I like his protecting nature.  I love that he would take care of Ariya no matter what (even though she does a pretty good job of taking care of herself). Plus, he’s a vampire and clearly I’m fan Riley is pretty fantastic too though. I am not saying that because I am Team James means Ariya will stay Team James. That’s still up in the air, right?

Ok so now for what you all have been waiting for the new cover of Protected. This cover was designed by the Talented J.L Durfey which I also happen to Beta read for and who is also an Amazing Author ! I just have to say I am pretty lucky to have been introduced to her thru Anna. 

Protected: Book 1 in the Ariya Adams trilogy GENRE: New-Adult, Paranormal Romance Design by J.L Durfey

At the start of her senior year at Kingsbrook College, a small school in Northern Michigan, Ariya Adams has a perfectly normal existence. Determined to make this her best year yet, she attends her classes and hangs out with the friends she has come to love more than life. With the arrival of the sexy and mysterious transfer student James Rymer, Ariya Adams’ world is turned upside down. Not only does the new stranger bring out emotions she's never felt, but he seems to be intertwined in her existence even more than she could have imagined. She discovers that “normal” isn’t what she thought it was and that the lines between fantasy and reality don’t exist, at least not for her. Danger soon comes for her and she discovers that everyone has been keeping secrets. The battle between one’s duty and what feels right will have to be fought and it may be a struggle for Ariya to stay alive.

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